Check back in January of 2025-2027 for the Community Investment two year funding cycle application process.
This initiative will improve social-emotional development, cognitive language skills, early literacy, mathematics, and science learning while increasing support and knowledge for educators, nonprofits, parents and caregivers. This will help ensure that children meet developmental milestones that lead to success throughout their lives.
This initiative is based on the principles of the 6 C’s, which include confidence, character, connection, competence, caring and contribution. This positive framework will guide our community in organizing services, opportunities and support to assist our young people in reaching their full potential.
Being able to meet basic needs like safe housing and adequate food enables families to move from day-to-day existence to planning for a positive future.
United Way of the Northern Arizona has required grant outcomes for both Impact Grants and Safety-net grants.
Impact Grants – All programs must choose at least one Strengthen Communities – Direct Supports and Services performance measure and at least one Change Lives – Client Outcomes performance measure for reporting purposes.
Impact Areas – Kindergarten Readiness and Early Literacy Supports
Impact Areas – Social-Emotional Well-Being. Positive Supportive Relationships. Youth Leadership Development
Impact Area – Safe Shelter
Impact Area – Food Security
Impact Area – Childcare
Impact Area – Transportation
Impact Area – Medication Assistance